Project Brief: Non-formal education for girl children in rural and backward areas
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: UIUC
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Anshu Gaur
Project Partner(s): Vallabh Pandey
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ASHA "SPASS,Bhandahan Kala, PO Kaithi,Vyaspur,
Stewarding Chapter: UIUC
Dec 2003UIUCUSD 1400

Total = $1400

Vyaspur is a poor village with a population of 1200 mostly comprising of Harijans, Muslims, Patels and Musahars. Only 25% of the village’s children are going to any kind of school. Most of the people are landless laborers having no regular source of income. Health and Hygiene is also a major issue in this village. Two of the village volunteers are very keen in helping out with their land and teaching services.
Badibazar is a Muslim Populated village with weaving as the main occupation. There is no formal school in this village. One of the village women runs a literacy center free of cost in her house for 25-30 children from the neighborhood aged 6-13. No teaching material or supply is available. However Young girls of this village seldom go to any educational institutions due to Pardah system and household chores. Vision has decided to focus their efforts mainly on these otherwise neglected girls and to provide basic education to them. Also Vision, proposes to increase the awareness in these villages towards basic Sanitation and Hygiene. Women in these villages are skilled in tailoring which they teach their young girls. Vision also hopes to increase awareness about more such income generating skills.

Breakup of funding:

Education materials Rs 8000
Honorarium Rs 49200
Travel Expenses Rs 3000
Miscellaneous Rs 3000
Project Objective
1>To raise the literacy level among the adolescent girls and the girl child,
2> To raise Awareness about social, political and health issues,
3> To provide trained teacher to these villages,
4> To increase the capacity of the literacy centers, and
5> To provide counseling to parents at large to start sending their girls to school.